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Current Network Security Technology

Current Network Security Technology
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Author(s): Göran Pulkkis (Arcada Polytechnic, Finland), Kaj Grahn (Arcada Polytechnic, Finland) and Peik Åström (Utimaco Safeware Oy, Finland)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 9
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4.ch142

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Abstract

Network security is defined as “a set of procedures, practices and technologies for protecting network servers, network users and their surrounding organizations” (Oppliger, 2000, Preface). The need for network security is caused by the introduction of distributed systems, networks, and facilities for data communication. Improved network security is required because of the rapid development of communication networks. Network security is achieved by using softwareand hardware-based solutions and tools.

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